To someone with an eating disorder, their illness is a means of incorporating control into their lives. Anorexia Nervosa, a disorder of self- starvation, manifests itself in a complete refusal of food and can cause psychological, endocrine, and gynecological problems. An anorexic person will turn to obsessive dieting and starvation as a way to control not only their weight, but also their feelings and actions regarding the emotions attached (Definition of Anorexia Nervosa 1). Some physiological characteristics of Anorexia Nervo... ... middle of paper ... ...abuse. Clinical depression can also lead to an eating disorder.
It focuses on its bad effect to the health of an individual and to the society. Perhaps you do not have this kind of eating disorder but you are definitely affected by it. Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a secretive cycle of bingeing and purging. Binge eating is the uncontrolled consumption of large amounts of food lasting a few minutes to several hours. Purging or ridding the body of food eaten during a binge through self-induced vomiting, laxatives, fasting, severe diets, or vigorous exercise follows this.
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This shows that you lack self-esteem and only want to see what other people see in life. This may impinge on people who are alone and want to get attention and by doing this they want to be thin. There are many different kinds of eating disorders that people are affected with. For example, there is Anorexia Nervosa, which deals with not eating regularly or eats little amounts of food or not eating at all. There is also Bulimia Nervosa, which is when a person eats a large amount of food and then binges or purges after to get rid of the food they just put into the body.
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Eating disorders have been present in children as young as three years old and in adults as old as ninety. However, typical age of onset is anywhere from 12-18 years of age. Eating disorders often develop in adolescence because it is a time of numerous changes including sexual, physical, and emotional ones. Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Bryan Lask (2004) conclude that with adolescent changes, weight fluctuations often occur and many individuals may not feel ready to handle the differences (p.38). The inability to deal with change during this time often leads to anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating.
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They all are an obsession and have horrifying effects on the body and interfere with normal daily routines. The continuation of them can sometimes result in severe damage to vital body organs or even sometimes death. Another eating disorder I have recently discovered is orthorexia which is the obsession with eating only healthy or “pure” foods; this also believe it or not has damaging effects on your body and daily lifestyle and takes a big chunk out of your pocket. The worst part about all of these are almost nonexistent in foreign countries, American’s have created an unrealistic image for what we should look like. Another thing that can come along with eating disorders is a high rate for depression.
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa The two most common types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. There are many similarities, as well as differences, between the two. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are common between the ages of twelve to twenty-five (Johns Hopkins Medicine). These disorders affect females more than males. Approximately ten percent of males have been detected as having one of these eating disorders.